Actually, Joe, Americans Don’t Want You Around Their Kids

When we talk about folks like Rush Limbaugh, Fred Phelps, and Bill O’Reilly on this site, the argument could be made that we’re giving these bigots more attention — which they crave and, as such, we’re just feeding the beast. We’ve come to accept that truth, and not just so we can rail against the haters, but because these folks are actually some of the best comedians in the business. Their rhetoric is so ridiculous, it makes us laugh. It might take two or three listens to let the anger boil down, but after that, it’s all giggles. Limbaugh doesn’t know there’s a laugh track playing during his vitriol. The latest slapsticker? Joe “the Plumber” Wurzelbacher.

He already made us laugh when he said he didn’t want queers “anywhere near my children.”

Now he’s just racking ’em up with lines like this, to a local ABC affiliate while plugging his new book: “Obviously I don’t want my son seeing men kissing each other. It throws me off. … It’s not something I want around my family.”

Alas, it appears Americans don’t want him around their family: His book is selling terribly.